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Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crossville Inks New Recruits

Crossville, TN – In conjunction with other leading schools from around the nation, Tennessee College of Applied Technology is holding National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm on February 15, 2018. New students for the 2018-19 school year will take part in a signing ceremony, similar to an athletic signing, in building 1 at 910 Miller Avenue.

This national event sponsored by the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) mirrors the NCAA’s National Signing Day for athletes who commit to play sports in college. It is designed to honor students who are entering a technical field and to celebrate the dignity of work.

Over sixty technical institutions across the country will be hosting signing day ceremonies tied together by live, nationwide simulcasts.

“By signing our incoming students to Letters of Intent, we’re telling them that we’ve reserved a place for them and we want them. Technical education will prepare them for a strong career,” said Mr. Cliff Wightman, TCAT President. “Industry leaders also are excited about this opportunity because it validates the student and provides an opportunity for industry representatives to meet these future workers.”

Community leaders are participating along with several of TCAT Crossville’s corporate partners to show their support of technical education. Students and family members will have opportunities to interact with potential future employers and learn more about high-demand jobs in industries including transportation, energy, and manufacturing.